Telecom Lead Asia: Telecom chip maker Qualcomm and LG announced that the successor to LG Optimus will utilize Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the latest mobile chipset from Qualcomm.
LG’s G series device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors is expected to deliver stunning performance, rich graphics and outstanding battery efficiency. Capable of carrier aggregation, the Snapdragon 800 processor is designed to allow LTE to be even faster by maximizing spectrum bandwidth to increase data speeds and reduce latency.
“With a powerful combination of LG’s core smartphone technologies and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, we are taking a significant step forward in the mobile experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured.”
Says Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, and co-president, Qualcomm mobile and computing, “Fully tailored and tightly integrated with the entire next G series platform, the new, best-in-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor will help deliver blazing fast web browsing, eye-popping graphics, seamless connectivity as well as an unmatched multimedia experience.”
Some of the features of Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor include higher speeds with Krait 400 CPUs in quad configuration; eEnhanced aSMP (asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing) architecture; fully integrated connectivity with a wide variety of communication options including 4G LTEAdvanced Carrier Aggregation; and new Adreno 330 GPU delivering more than two times better performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU;
In a related development Qualcomm also announced expansion of its Snapdragon 200 processor tier and reference design with the addition of six new processors featuring dual- and quad-core CPUs.
The new Snapdragon 200 processors are manufactured on a 28nm process technology and feature key modem technologies that are important in China and emerging regions, including support for HSPA+ (up to 21Mbps) and TD-SCDMA.
The new processors (8×10 and 8×12), along with its Qualcomm Reference Design counterparts, will be available in late 2013 and are designed to deliver improved performance, graphics-rich gaming experience and advanced multimedia features for high-volume smartphones.
Qualcomm Technologies also will be releasing Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) versions of the processors. The QRD program offers Qualcomm Technologies’ technical innovation, differentiated hardware and software, easy customization options, testing and acceptance readiness for regional operator requirements, and access to a broad ecosystem of hardware component vendors and software application developers.